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Jenner & Block Partner Debbie L. Berman will be participating in a Society of Professional Journalists panel discussion entitled, “Legal Defense: Going to the Mat: Debating the Need, Pros and Cons of a Federal Shield Law,” on August 26 in Chicago, Illinois. The panelists will debate the federal shield law, which could give journalists similar powers of privilege afforded to clergy, lawyers, spouses and therapists. Ms. Berman will be joined by Bruce Sanford, partner, Baker & Hostetler, Washington; Jim Fleissner, Special Assistant United States Attorney and Deputy Special Counsel & professor, Mercer University School of Law and James Warren, deputy managing editor, Chicago Tribune. Paulette Dodson, assistant general counsel, Tribune Co., will moderate the discussion.
Please click here to view the program website.